Lanka to push for GSP plus

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By Yohan Perera 
Sri Lanka will officially request from the European Union to restore the GSP plus concession today as the human rights issue which the country had been facing during the past few years has come to an end, the Prime Minister said. Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe told some trade unionists he met last afternoon that Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera would make a written request from the European Union today as all issues pertaining to the UN Human Rights Commission had come to an end. 
The Prime Minister who sounded optimistic on getting a resolution calling for a domestic human rights probe mechanism passed unanimously , said more than 18 nations have signed it together with Sri Lanka. “Sri Lanka’s intention is to get all UNHRC member states to support instead of dividing it,” the Prime Minister said. 

Untitled-1Mr. Wickremesinghe told some trade unionists he met last afternoon that Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera would make a written request from the European Union today as all issues pertaining to the UN Human Rights Commission had come to an end.


Mr. Wickremesinghe said those who are opposing the resolution are the ones who want the country divided. He made this point in response to the criticism that had been reportedly made by Northern Provincial Council Member Ananthi Sasitharan and Dayan Jayatilleke on the UNHRC resolution. 
However the Prime Minister said he would meet all those who opposed the resolution and explain them the facts.